DHS Found To Have Willfully Failed To Pay Overtime

Law360, New York (July 29, 2009, 1:42 PM EDT) -- Handing a victory to a group of current and former employees of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, a judge has ruled that the government willfully failed to pay them overtime for training they were required to complete.

In a decision handed down Monday by Judge Nancy B. Firestone in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the court found that the government's violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act was willful, making a three-year statute of limitations applicable to claims made by nearly 150 plaintiffs, rendering...
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